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  1. #111
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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    It has a nice kick at 102 proof. Great mouthfeel, sweetness balanced by the mild burn on the finish, and there is a fruity sweetness that emerges. Very satisfying.
    Great notes Mark! I totally agree with you. I must admit that this one pleasantly surprised me a bit.
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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    Thanks Joe! I would encourage folks to give this a shot - for a one time purchase of $23-$25, even if it isn't to your taste, I think you'll find use for it. I'll be buying more. Don't let those QPR or sourcing questions worry you too much at this stage - glad to have something new out there in the market at an affordable price.
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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    Good notes Mark, I shudder to think of what the price would be if some NDP had gotten their hands on this old brand.
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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Good notes Mark, I shudder to think of what the price would be if some NDP had gotten their hands on this old brand.
    Good point, Squire. By the way, where does Medley get their juice from anyway? Charles Medley won't say.
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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    Guess we'll have to rely on taste tests then.
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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    I don't know who makes it but I know it's a contract distilling job, not bulk, which means the taste profile will be consistent from batch to batch, they won't have supply issues, etc.

    As some may not know, this brand is a project of Charles Medley and his son, Sam Medley. When United Distillers bought Glenmore in 1991, Medley in Owensboro was Glenmore's only operating distillery. UD kept it going a short while until they fired up New Bernheim. So a lot of the Glenmore bourbon, some UD bourbon, and some of the great, very old rye that has been around was all made there under master distiller Charles Medley. A lot of the very good 15 and 12-year-old Ezra Brooks was his, along with regular Ezra and brands like Yellowstone and Kentucky Tavern. So if you've got dusties from 1992 and before, of those brands, there's a good chance Charles made that whiskey.
    Last edited by cowdery; 05-21-2014 at 15:58.

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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    Chuck, I know you have written about the Medley Brothers and I know you like this product. Obviously, tastes vary but what old or current products would you compare this and Wathen's to?

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    Re: Medley Brothers Bourbon

    Evan Williams black label, Wild Turkey 101, Old Forester. It's a very traditional profile.

 

 

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